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Ted Cruz visits Akin Auditorium

United States Senator of Texas Ted Cruz speaks at the Akin Auditorium. Photo by Nathan Martinez

Tommy Chhe and Chloe Phillips

November 2, 2018

About 600 people, including 100 students, attended a rally at Akin Auditorium in Wichita Falls Nov. 1 for Ted Cruz, U.S. senator of Texas and Republican candidate for the U.S. senate election. Cruz came to Wichita Falls as part of his #CruzToVictory tour across the state. "We are barnstorming the...

Vote in the Nov. 6 congressional election

Herbert McCullough, Columnist

October 16, 2018

November 4, 2014 was the first time I had voted in an election. It was the 2014 Congressional Election and 2014 Texas Gubernatorial Election. Walking to the voting booths, I felt like a legit boss. I even remembered finishing my ballot, feeling like a child that got a new toy from Toys "R" Us. Voting...

Students fight for net neutrality

Elizabeth Chavarria, management junior, gets people to sign a petition to get Stephen Santellana, mayor of Wichita Falls, to support net neutrality at the net neutrality booth in the Dillard Lobby on the first floor on April 9, 2018. Photo by Justin Marquart

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 9, 2018

To garner support and to spread awareness of the negative effects of net neutrality, five students are urging students to sign a petition. "We are student group in Dr. Kataria's Special Topics class that is starting a social movement to inform the implications of the repeal of net neutrality that...

Trump squeaks by in tight election

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 29. Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

Jeromy Stacy

November 9, 2016

It was a historical night on Nov 8, as Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. However, some students were not too pleased with outcome.Students and professors sat in Legacy's multipurpose room watching and waiting as CNN  stayed up-to-date with electoral votes. For hours, the race was considered too close to call, but Trump was slightly ahead.At 10:35 p.m., CN...

Jesse Brown wins uncontested bid for city council

Jessie Brown, graduate student, talks to head football coach Bill Maskill at the Homecoming bonfire Oct. 27. Photo by Izziel Latour

Michelle Dickey

November 9, 2016

It can seem like Wichita Falls City Council position is just being handed to unopposed candidate Jesse Brown, but this isn't something he is taking lightly.Brown graduated in 2016 with a degree in criminal justice, is working on his master's degree and works on campus as coordinator of student organizat...

First student debate provides silver-lining for students

Charles Kabangu, nursing senior, watches the student debate on Nov 2. Photo by Izziel Latour

Dylan Hall

November 8, 2016

It wasn't CNN's fourth presidential nominee epic showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, nor did it garner more than 500 students on campus to watch in awe . It didn't even fill the compact Dillard 101 classroom to capacity. However, Wednesday's student debate between Democratic representative ...

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Marco Torres, history senior at the Midwestern State student debate in Dillard College of Business building. Nov 2nd. Photo by Izziel Latour

Brendan Wynne

November 8, 2016

Even though the race to the White House has come to an end, the issues faced by both parties aren’t going away anytime soon. Manny Hoffmann, political science junior, and Marco Torres, history senior, the two students who took the Republican and Democratic stances at the student debate, have their own...

Republicans and Democrats battle at podium

About 70 people attended the student debate Nov. 2 with Marco Torres and Manny Hoffmann discussing election issues.

Chris Norrie

November 8, 2016

Two students, one representing the Republican ideals, and one representing the Democratic ideals, faced off in a crash of hot topics about the nation’s political issues in Dillard 101. The debate had a representative of the Democrats and Republicans. The two students answered a range of questions ...

Students back national Republican trends on immigration

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 29. Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

Stephen Gomez

November 8, 2016

"We have to build a wall, folks." Donald Trump, presidential candidate, said. "We have to build a wall."Students disagree.Mass deportation of illegal immigrants. No way, Jose.Give immigrants a chance to become legal citizens. Students are all for it. However the survey showed that immigration was not th...

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

Conner Wolf, mass communication junior

conner wolf

March 14, 2016

With the presidential election less than eight months away, it is hard to have a conversation with someone without it eventually shifting towards politics. This is a topic I enjoy hearing about, but often dread actually discussing. Younger voters are especially vocal about their opinions in politics. As ...

First 100 days – the measure of a president

Graphic by Dewey Cooper.

Samuel Sutton

February 10, 2016

I have come to a conclusion that the first 100 days are what dictates a president. If a president doesn't do anything really noteworthy and productive within those days, then they're a "bad president." And each of the current Republican candidates would bring their own views to the first 100 days.Donald Trump: Now I know all of the hate that goes towards...

Are you right for the Republican Party?

Jonathan Lyne

The Wichitan

February 14, 2015

Is the Republican Party right for our generation? That’s the question that sparked this editorial. But as fair as that question is, it should be reversed. Is our generation right for the Republican Party? I’ve identified with the GOP for as long as I’ve held my own political opinions—nea...

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